Wow, look at that souvenir!! It is an exact copy of the photo of Kurt Hielscher!! Count the people on it. They are standing on the same place!

Taliqi urë (?), Gjakova, 1926. Photo: Kurt Hielscher.

Taliqi urë (?), Gjakova on a souvenir through a shop window, 17th of June 2018. Photo: Casper Molenaar.

The souvenir shop.

On the early morning of Sunday the 17th of June 2018, I left Prizren. It would become a pretty busy day with visits throughout Kosovo ending the day in Skopje. Soon I was stopped by a police officer for speeding, but he left me with a warning and I moved on with an easier pace, but still it was only 8.30 AM when I arrived in Gjakova and all shops, bars and restaurants were still closed at that time, but personnel was preparing for the day to begin. Though it felt special to stroll around in such a calm city, it really was a pity that I had to leave early too. And, I never found the bridge I think. I did find Taliqi bridge, but I am not sure. Stronger: I don't think this is the right bridge.

Because of the new bridge next to it, there was no possibility I could have taken the same photo. Pity that the shop was still closed this early Sunday morning. I might have bought the souvenir. I can not recall why I did not ask anyone. I do remember that there was really no one on the streets so that's probably the reason.

The Masjid (tekke) of Sheh Emini.

Clock Tower.

The main street in the rebuild old city before opening hours.

Xhamia e Hadumit.

Roundabout with the statue of Agron Rama (1972-1999) with the Catholic Church in the back.

After Gjakova, I hurried to busy Peja and the stunning Visoki Dečani Monastery.

Below: The rebuild Old Bazaar, the main street in Gjakova.

In the footsteps of  Kurt Hielscher